Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Sign of Spring

Sea Salt Opens

Spring can be pretty gross. Receding snow piles revealing a winter’s bounty of trash, slushy slurry caking your boots. Not so at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, where warmer temps mean the return of piping-hot seafood delights from Sea Salt. The po’ boys, the tacos, the oysters, the beer, the ice cream—they all scream summer in the city. By the time our Best Of issue hits racks, Sea Salt will have already reopened, serving up top-notch treats from the deep in an idyllic location for seven glorious months before returning to hibernation.


Best Seafood Restaurant (2013) Sea Change

Best Seafood Restaurant (2009) Sea Salt Eatery



Best Restaurant to Take Out-of-Towners (2020) Sea Salt Eatery

Best Sports Team St. Thomas Football

Best Coach Bruce Boudreau

Best Lynx Player Maya Moore

Best Timberwolves Player Karl-Anthony Towns

Best Twins Player Eddie Rosario

Best Vikings Player Adam Thielen

Best Wild Player Matt Dumba

Best College Athlete Kenisha Bell

Best Sports Talk Radio Personality Carl Gerbschmidt

Best Sports Fan Bruce McGuire

Best Sports Highlight Jimmy Butler Trade

Best Sportswriter Courtney Cronin

Best TV Newsperson Maury Glover

Best TV Sportscaster Marney Gellner

Best TV Station KARE 11

Best Radio Station KOOL 108

Best Radio Personality Sean McPherson

Best Columnist Joe Soucheray

Best Podcast 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking'

Best Commercial Samuel L. Jackson scoops litter for Angie Craig

Best Politician Betty McCollum

Best Landmark Minnehaha Creek Bunny

Best Construction Project I-35W

Best Road Cecil Newman Lane

Best Parking Lot TCF Bank Stadium

Best Public Bathroom Kwik Trip

Best Suburb Roseville

Best Place to People-Watch Como Park Conservatory

Best Local Boy/Girl Made Good Pete Docter

Best Hipster Trend Growing Up

Best Power Couple Mod Sun and Bella Thorne

Best Dressed Stefon Diggs

Best Website Sandy's Tavern

Best Instagram @christophercline

Best Tweeter @LakeSuperior

Best Viral Moment Sidewalk Acorns in Northeast

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Through a Mitten